Edward Gibbon 1737—1794

Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon was an English historian and Member of Parliament. His most important work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. The Decline and Fall is known principally for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open denigration of organised religion, though the extent of this is disputed by some critics.

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Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. 1 (1776)

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire was written by English historian Edward Gibbon and published in six volumes, covering the period...read more »

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Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. 2 (1781)

This is Volume 2 of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, written by English historian Edward Gibbon and published in six volumes, co...read more »

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Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. 3 (1781)

In this third of volume, readers will discover the rules of Jovian, Valentinian, Valens, Gratian, Theodosius, Arcadius, Honorius, Eutropius, and Valenti...read more »

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Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. 4 (1789)

This, the fourth volume, covers the period of the Roman Empire after Marcus Aurelius, from just before 180 to 1453 and beyond, concluding in 1590. They ...read more »

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Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. 5 (1789)

In this fifth of six volumes, readers will find Chapter 45 (“State of Italy Under the Lombards”) through Chapter 51 (“Conquests by the Arabs”), which co...read more »

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Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. 6 (1845)

In the final volume of Gibbon’s history we cover the The Crusades; Partition of the Empire by the French and Venetians; Greek Emperors of Nice and Const...read more »